Paul Brennan translations of manuals of Sun Lutang

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Paul Brennan translations of manuals of Sun Lutang

Postby everything on Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:35 pm

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Re: Paul Brennan translations of manuals of Sun Lutang

Postby everything on Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:32 am

Here is a particularly interesting bit at the end of his description of brush knee:

In this posture, from your hands and feet to the movements throughout, it should be continuous within, and without interruption, like a ball rolling a complete circle, with no intention of stagnation. The energy inside, from your chest to your elixir field, like when doing sitting meditation, becomes extremely quiet, the inside of your belly like an empty cave. The spirit and energy of your whole body concentrates on sinking to your elixir field, and thus the internal school of boxing and elixirism reflect each other. For internal energy, there is real evidence and not just vain talk. It manifests through practice, and after practicing a long time, you will yourself become aware of it.


He talks a lot about energy and elixir field at the end of many of his posture descriptions. In this section, he seems to emphasize his point. He elaborates in some other places. I'll try to post some of that separately.
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